They were expecting 3% on Linux, but it turned out it got 34% which highly considerable share.
Successfully installed Ubuntu 20.04 alongside windows 10 for dual boot.
Ubuntu feels way faster than windows 10 in day to day tasks ( browsing webpages, watching youtube ). Is it really fast or I am just feeling it?
I agree, and I am a big advocate for linux use but Linux atleast ubuntu based distros are just unstable based on my experience. More so than windows. I'm sure it's gotten a lot better but whenever I encounter a problem in ubuntu based distros, when I Google a solution, you will find out the problem existed since 10 years or worse, multiple bugs cause that said problem.IMO Windows slows down on it's own after long term use. But never experienced the same on Linux. If you use wayland the UI runs even smoother.
On the contrary, Ubuntu based distros are actually more stable than some other distros such as Arch based distros, though distros like Manjaro offset it a lot. That being said, if you really value stability you should use Debian. It has rock solid stability, almost on par with Red Hat.ubuntu based distros are just unstable
It is actually more than that. The lack of "official support" from hardware vendors mean that sometimes things just wont work the way it should out of the box.On the contrary, Ubuntu based distros are actually more stable than some other distros such as Arch based distros, though distros like Manjaro offset it a lot. That being said, if you really value stability you should use Debian. It has rock solid stability, almost on par with Red Hat.
The downside with stability in Linux distros is that you will never get the latest updates on time since distro maintainers will only release new versions of packages after they have been thoroughly tested. So you will have to get used to having older versions of software for much later than after they were released. Though you can offset this by bypassing the package manager and installing the latest versions manually.
Yeah, that's more of a chicken-and-egg problem. Hardware vendors don't write drivers for Linux because of low number of users and there are low number of users because of lack of hardware support. As such we somehow need to break this cycle. While official driver support might be lacking for very specialized hardware, unofficial support can be found for some. For example there are alternative drivers written by the community. The Linux kernel also comes packed with drivers supporting the most common hardware. For example, few years ago I was able to run my dad's old inkjet printer out of the box on Ubuntu without needing any official HP driver while on Windows you cannot do anything without it.The lack of "official support" from hardware vendors mean that sometimes things just wont work the way it should out of the box.
Could you elaborate which DAC and what utilities you used to diagnose this? I don't think this is the default behaviour of Linux and most likely some idiosyncrasy of the distro you were using. I doubt Linux would detect your DAC as a specialized device, it's likely just another soundcard for it. But yeah when using Linux you have to be prepared to tinker a bit for special cases.For example, I have used my audio dac in mac, windows, android, linux but I faced an issue in Linux where it just played audio with some delay. I found out by installing some third party linux usb control software that the default behaviour of Linux regarding battery powered usb devices is power save mode. So, whenever its not in use, it would just disable the device and when you play some audio, it would first "turn on" the device and then play. I got it working but this is exactly how linux is supposed to be. You have to fiddle around until you find a solution.
I use Linux for gaming as well. I use Steam's Proton to run Windows games on Linux and Wine for games that are not on Steam. Not all games work (ones that use anti-cheat or some specific APIs), so for those I can boot into Windows, but so far I have had very little reason to boot into Windows, hell my anti-virus subscription expired and I never found out for many months. I check https://protondb.com to see how compatible any game is with Proton before playing.Now I am trying to run ubuntu as daily driver and windows for only gaming. Hope I use it long enough.
First you need to enable Steam Play for all titles in settings. By default only curated Windows games will appear in Linux.games I am playing right now are not visible on steam in linux